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The August 'Riots': film, talk, and discussion in Leeds

09-03-2012 19:00

Radical and historical analysis, discussion, and film about the widespread riots across the UK last summer.

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Culture or politics? Feminism’s Answer (repost)

09-03-2012 18:25

As Claire from Oxford said ...

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Volunteer for Oxford's rape crisis centre (repost)

09-03-2012 17:23

OSARCC is now recruiting volunteers.

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Resisting Israeli Oppression Courageously

09-03-2012 17:00

On March 8, women worldwide commemorate International Women's Day. It celebrates over a century of economic, political, and social achievements. This year for Palestinians, Hana Shalabi's hunger strike for justice is highlighted. After three weeks, it's taken a toll. Nonetheless, she's determined to resist Israel's lawless arrest, detention, torture, and degrading treatment. Since arrested on February 16, she's only ingested water. However, for the past five days, extreme nausea prevents her from drinking more than 1.5 liters daily. .......

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100 TSG illegally evict social centre

09-03-2012 16:55

One of London's largest and most active social centres was evicted Friday morning by around 100 TSG units. According to reports, occupants were rudely awakened by an unruly mob of riot police breaking the inner door to their sleeping area. As no legal process had been initiated, an old warrant for the building was used as a pretext for the eviction. Occupants were in shock with the latest move by the authorities which allegedly defies nearly all the basic rights for every person to justice, as well as contravening Section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

In addition most of them were denied access to their possessions as the door was locked shut by bailiffs and they were left outside in the cold to contemplate the immediate dashing of their dreams.

The social centre, which held a free vegan dinner and bicycle workshop every week was building up to a more productive spring when they were attacked.

One squatter, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "We are shocked how far the authorities go to undermine our liberty. This sort of unprovoked violence is nothing short of fascism."

Some experts suggest authorities rash assault on civil rights in the last year is a bid to gentrify parts of London ahead of the Olympics.

Reports suggest that over 15,000 police officers will be stationed in the capital during the 25bn pound event, with critics saying all this money will be swallowed by multinationals just as the poor are being cut of even their most basic needs.

Authorities will have power to enter and evict any building they want during this period, powers normally handed out only in wartime.

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Benefit For Close Campsfield

09-03-2012 16:13

Benefit for Close Campsfield

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NF to leaflet Heywood this weekend

09-03-2012 14:21

Alert: Members of the fascist national front will be on the streets of Heywood this weekend spreading their bile and hatred.

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A conversation with Jeff Monson: Revolutionary Politics, fighting and Putin!

09-03-2012 14:06

Saturday 10th March 7:00pm until 8:30pm

LAMP TAVERN, 257 Barford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 6AH

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Darknet - Alternatives for a free inernet away from Facebook

09-03-2012 13:50

Social networking sites such as Facebook pose an inherent risk to activists, hackers, campaigners, etc. due to the fact that Facebook demands and stores large quantities of your own personal data which is freely available to the government, the police and anyone else who might have an interest in tracking activists online.

With Facebook's clamp down on fake profiles, their demands for phone numbers during registration, and so on, the time has come for activists to look further afield and use more clandestine means of communication for their publishing and planning activities.

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Fukushima 1 year on: Hinkley Point to be surrounded and blockaded

09-03-2012 12:35

Credit: D. Viesnik / Stop New Nuclear
Jonathon Porritt, Caroline Lucas MP and CND’s Kate Hudson to join anti-nuclear protest on eve of Fukushima anniversary: programme of events on Saturday March 10th 2012

Leading environmentalists Jonathon Porritt and Caroline Lucas MP will join demonstrators at Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset to mark the first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster - and to call for a halt to the development of Hinkley C. Kate Hudson, chair of CND will also be speaking at the event.

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Clegg Off Banner Drop

09-03-2012 12:15

Today, Anti-Capitalist activists gave the Lib Dems a less than warm welcome to their conference in Gateshead.

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Workfare Walk of Shame

09-03-2012 11:20

Saturday, 17 March 2012 13:00 until 16:00

Meet at Poundland, Kings Heath High Street, Birmingham

Fair Work - Not Workfare!

Join us on the Workfare Walk of Shame on Kings Heath High Street

Meet at Poundland from 1pm, at around 1:30pm we will go for a walk down Kings Heath high street, stopping off at places that use forced labour from workfare schemes.

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Save Our NHS, Public Meeting, Stroud 15 March 2012

09-03-2012 10:19

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Following a high court challenge by Stroud resident Michael Lloyd, NHS Gloucestershire has withdrawn plans to transfer our local hospitals & 3000 NHS health workers out of the NHS. This is great news, but this is just the first step in keeping our health services in the NHS. The campaign to Keep Gloucestershire’s NHS Public needs your support now more than ever.

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Québec rebels defy police brutality

09-03-2012 07:43

YOUNG rebels in Québec are coming under vicious attack from Canadian cops. But anger and defiance are rising as a big day approaches - a demonstration against police brutality in Montreal on Thursday March 15.

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Nottingham Occupy Camp get court hearing papers

09-03-2012 02:55

Thursday 8th March 2012

About 10 days ago,  the Nottingham City Council served a notice on the Occupy Nottingham camp. That unless they stifted by the Monday 5th March, the council said they would start proceedings.  The camp said it wouldn't be moving.


At 3pm on Thursday afternoon [8th March] Nottingham City Council officials served the court hearing papers on the Occupy camp. 

The issue will be heard at 10am Tuesday 13th March at the Nottingham County Court, 60 Canal Street, Nottingham.

A degree of sharp practice is suspected by some regarding the council actions [strangely enough!!].  The papers were dated the 7th but not served until the Thursday 8th.  The notes say "If you intend to rely on any witness statements, you must file them in the court office and serve copies on all other parties no later than 2 clear working days before hearing". So, that's Friday and then Monday, and the hearing is on Tuesday. Thus it appears they try to run any opposition out of time.  

Those at the camp have developed a range of arguements and are currently seeking further legal advice. I imagine the judge will be hearing more about it all on Tuesday morning ...... .  I wish them well.


Council serve notice on Occupy Nottingham


Nottingham City Council Budget £20m Cuts Protest


Occupy Nottingham: Council serve notice [Feature]



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Genoa G8 2001 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

08-03-2012 22:38

Through gripping testimony of those who experienced the raid on the Diaz school at the 2001 Genoa G8 Summit, Black Block provides a case study of police violence and arbitrary detention that could happen anywhere.

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Traveller Solidarity Network and Europe-Roma Talk

08-03-2012 21:18

Saturday 14:00 until 16:00
Unite the Union, 211 Broad Street, B15 1AY

This meeting is both part of the Traveller Solidarity Network (TSN) nationwide
speaker tour and the relaunch of the Europe-Roma organisation.

It will include a short film, a Traveller Solidarity Network activist speaking about what happened at Dale Farm last year, as well as talks from a local Romany Gypsy from the nearby Meriden site currently facing eviction and Ladislav Balaz from the Czech Roma community in Birmingham, with plenty of time for discussion. This meeting is supported by Birmingham National Union of Teachers.

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Roadblock stops Shell in Co. Mayo, Ireland for over 5 hours

08-03-2012 20:46

Lock-on blocking Shell's haulage route
Despite heavy sentencing in Belmullet district court two weeks ago, people continue blocking roads to halt Shell's Corrib Gas Project in Co. Mayo, Ireland.

At 7.30am on Thursday 8th March, a group of people from the Rossport Solidarity Camp blocked Shell's haulage route between Ballinaboy refinery and Shell's tunneling compound in Aughoose. They set up a concrete lock-on which two people inserted their arms into, making it very difficult for police to remove them.

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Communiques from Informal Anarchist Federation cells, Lima (Peru)

08-03-2012 20:45

a claim of responsibility for various actions between Sept 2011 and Feb 2012 in Lima (Peru) by the Grupo de Células Revolucionarias de Organización Informal - Federación Anarquista Informal/Frente Revolucionario Internacional (FAI/FRI), a statement by the participating cells of the coordination, and a claim for the Jan 7 arson of a security company advertisement by the Fraccion Individualista. re-posted from